Looking for new reads and listens? This is a short list of free audio and ebooks to download or read on a device. They are a mix of options of the library already offers and companies allowing access for free during this time.
Resources about COVID-19 for Kids
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Kids during this crisis
Nosy Crow Downloadable Picture Book about Coronavirus
My Hero is You (Scroll down for this books in many languages)
Video by Slim Goodbody
Boston Children’s Hospital info and parenting
ONLINE EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS
JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD is offering their library for free during this time. This is an amazing library of books for all ages—picture books to teen!
PINNA offers audiobooks and podcasts ad free for kids 3 – 12 years old. It is currently offering 60 days for free listening during this time with code: PINNA4KIDS
TUMBLEBOOKS is opening up their entire collection during this time. The Amesbury Library has a subscription so if you like it, it’s here for you at all times!
EPIC! is has lots of books and audiobooks to download (and they are always available so no wait time!). Currently parents can get free access from teachers! Just ask your child’s teacher for an invitation to access the site free until June 30th
FLYLEAF is a respected publisher of decodable books. They are offering some of their collection digitally for free while schools are closed. Wonderful readers for those learning to decode and read.
PHONICS BOOKS has free downloadable phonics readers and worksheets.
BOOKFLIX is an amazing resource pairing fiction and nonfiction books with a read aloud feature friendly for non-readers. This is one to take advantage of while it is only free during the school closing
OVERDRIVE/LIBBY APP allows you to access all the digital material from any library across the state. You can borrow from library consortium either on the computer or by downloading the app with just your Amesbury Public Library card. https://mvlc.overdrive.com/
List of Libraries Systems to find on Libby App (use your Amesbury library card to access them!)
Boston Public Library
Minuteman Library Network
Old Colony Library Network
SAILS Library Network
WANT MORE BEYOND EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS?
This website has a list of all education companies that are offering their content free while schools are closed! https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/
Massachusetts Libraries links to virtual storytimes and other resources